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Visiting Assistant Professor in Biology

Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, Illinois
Closing date
Apr 16, 2024

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Faculty, Assistant Professor
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Visiting Assistant Professor in Biology

The Department of Biology at Illinois Wesleyan University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor. This position is a full time, nine month, on-campus, benefits-eligible position that begins August 1, 2024. We seek to hire a colleague who can contribute courses to the IWU Biology department and the Environmental Studies program. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching 1) an introductory biology course for majors, 2) an introductory course for environmental studies majors 3) a foundational course in ecology with a field-based lab 4) a foundational course in conservation and restoration biology with a field based lab 5) and additional courses to reach a 4:4 teaching load. The successful candidate should have a Masters or Ph.D. degree in Biology or related field and a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching experience at the university level.

For information about the Biology department, see: and for information about the Environmental Studies program, see: Illinois Wesleyan University is a four-year private liberal arts university, offering small class sizes with dedicated faculty. The university consistently ranks in the top tier across numerous markers for providing students with a quality education. The university has 108 full-time faculty and 1,500 full-time students.

Interested applicants should submit a single PDF file containing a cover letter addressing their qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a copy of all academic transcripts, and the names and contact information of three professional references to, with the subject heading “Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology - Ecology.” Review of applications will begin February 24th and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Loni Walker (Chair, Biology Department) at

Illinois Wesleyan University is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to supporting and further building our community in these dimensions. Illinois Wesleyan University is an EEO Employer. 

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